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  • One-on-One with Peter Schmuck: Cal Ripken Jr.

    One-on-One with Peter Schmuck: Cal Ripken Jr.
    It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...
  • Teaching, even in the face of death

    Teaching, even in the face of death
    It began with a case of what is known as "drop foot." In early 2009, La Cañada Flintridge resident Bonnie Hine found herself unable to flex her toes, and then her ankle, in the routine motions used during walking. Her balance suffered, and she found...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes

    Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes
    “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster” By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28 Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
  • Favre's streak predates plenty in sports, pop culture

    It was on Sept. 27, 1992 that Brett Favre made his first career start at quarterback, taking the Packers onto Lambeau Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, 291 consecutive regular-season starts later (and 315 all told, including postseason games),...
  • Mesa Musings: Today stands on its own

    A decade ago I met a young man who, like me, was a volunteer at a weeklong church camp for kids. The father of several youngsters was extremely courageous. One morning he told me almost matter-of-factly that he'd recently been diagnosed with ALS. I was...
  • Dogs Can Boost Your Health

    Dogs Can Boost Your Health
    Many studies have shown that there are a great deal of therapeutic benefits to owning a pet. Your pet pooch can lower your blood pressure, and therapy dogs are used in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide to help patients heal and cheer people up. We...
  • Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood

    Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood
    - Retired UCLA coach came to Norfolk in 1998 - Said the dunk is bad for the game - Never made more than $40,000 John Wooden attended the 1998 McDonald's High School All-American Game n Norfolk and the day prior graciously granted me an interview. He...
  • Weekly Lesson Plans

    Weekly Lesson Plans
    Here are assignments you can use to engage your students with this week's news, events, and anniversaries. For many more activities, visit the student pages. How are you using the E-edition of the newspaper? Do your students have laptops? Are they...
  • Les Turner ALS Foundation Hosts the 9th Annual ALS Walk4Life

    September 12--Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the largest gathering of the local ALS community – the 9th Annual ALS Walk4Life. This 2+ mile walk at Montrose Harbor along Chicago's lakefront is a celebration of hope, courage and camaraderie, and...
  • 7/21/2010: PIX11 & This TV pay tribute to "The Boss" George Steinbrenner

    7/21/2010: PIX11 & This TV pay tribute to "The Boss" George Steinbrenner
    New York, NY--July 21, 2010 New Yorkers may love or hate the New York Yankees, but one thing they can all agree on is that George Steinbrenner built the team into a world champion dynasty. WPIX and THIS TV will honor "The Boss" of baseball, the late...